At Ruyton we foster the individuality of each girl in a caring and safe environment, nurturing her intellectual, physical, social and emotional qualities essential to flourish.
Powerful learning is central to the Ruyton culture, building on our strong academic reputation. We focus on advancing the learning of every girl through the engagement of intellectual curiosity, building knowledge and skills about how to learn and supporting them to be the best learners they can be and exemplary citizens. We believe in real world learning beyond the classroom, collaborating with the wider community to promote growth, discovery and sustainability.
We empower our girls to lead lives of purpose with courage, character and compassion. Through the development of values and action-focused learning they are inspired to pursue equity and justice for self and others. By embracing diversity and raising their voices our girls effect positive change and make a difference.
One Campus. Endless Opportunities.
Our Early Learning Centre, Junior School and Senior School are situated on one campus, emphasising our strength as a connected learning community and enabling many opportunities for collaboration, mentoring and role modelling. The size of Ruyton enables us to know our girls individually and support them in achieving personal best. Our strong connection with Trinity Grammar School provides unique educational opportunities for students across the two schools, particularly through our Year 11 and 12 Co-ordinate Programme.
Many specialist programmes are offered at Ruyton Girls' School across our ELC, Junior and Senior Schools: including Personalised Learning, Leadership, the Co-Ordinate Programme with nearby Trinity Grammar School (all boys), Specialist Maths, Science and IT, and Languages (French and Chinese). For the full range of our programmes, please contact our Registrar, Mrs Nadine Hibbert at email@example.com.
Ruyton Girls' School co-curricular and sporting activities offer many choices: a wide range of musical instrument tuition is available; there are choirs, orchestras and chamber groups; lively musicals and drama, joint productions with Scotch College & Trinity Grammar School at senior level; specialist art and craft, ceramics, dance, photography and a full range of House and School competitions and activities.
Also, Ruyton Girls' School is an active member of Girls’ Sport Victoria (www.gsv.vic.edu.au). Sports include: athletics, basketball, cricket, cross-country, equestrian, diving, hockey, netball, rhythmic gymnastics, rowing, skiing, soccer, softball, surf lifesaving, volleyball, water polo, swimming and tennis.
The curriculum at Ruyton Girls' School is wide-ranging, challenging and creative, with an emphasis on Personalised Learning. We continue to develop innovative programmes to expand the learning experience for girls and are committed to utilising information technology within the classroom.
Broad extension opportunities for selected and highly able girls are offered through our innovative Gifted and Talented Programme in Years 5-8, followed by the Ruyton Master Scholar Programme in Senior School.
Academic, Music and General Excellence Scholarships are offered in Years 5-9.
Ruyton Girls' School recognises the importance of providing the best possible learning environment for its students and staff. The Senior School, Junior School and Early Learning Centre are linked together on the same campus, fostering a strong sense of belonging and Ruyton is a community where teachers, girls and their families work together. Ruyton has state-of-the-art learning centres, including the Library Resource Centre, the redeveloped Junior School and the Ruyton Aquatic Centre. Our new Margaret McRae Centre, housing science laboratories, new Drama areas and other flexible learning spaces for Years 7 and 8 is now open.
Ruyton is consistent in its performance of academic excellence among the top schools in Victoria. In the last nine years Ruyton has maintained an average median score of 90.45 in its VCE results at Year 12. In 2016 54 percent of girls received ATAR scores of 90 and above. There were three perfect scores of 50. In 2015 46 per cent of girls received ATAR scores of 90 and above. ‘This is not only testament to the hard work and commitment of our girls,’ says Principal Ms Linda Douglas, ‘but also is an endorsement of the dedication and expertise of our teaching staff. With ongoing parent support, this powerful combination produces confident and resourceful young women who are ready to tackle any challenge. With ongoing parent support, this powerful combination produces confident and resourceful young women who are ready to tackle any challenge.’